Manchester City star Leroy Sane said he is feeling confident after stepping up his injury comeback via the club's Under-23 team in a boost for Pep Guardiola.
The 24-year-old Germany international winger played 57 minutes as City defeated Arsenal 4-2 in the U23 clash at the Emirates Stadium.
"It felt really good," he said afterwards. "It was good to get a general feeling of how it is to be back on the pitch and how quick it can all be.
"There's still a gap until I'm 100 per cent and on the level I was before. There's no doubt about that, but generally, everything feels good.
"I feel confident and I had no problems, so I am happy with today. Of course it would be good if I could get back as soon as possible to the best I can be, like I was before. But I'm not putting a lot of pressure on myself to do that.
"I have to get used to the tempo and how quick it is because if you're out for the time I was, you have to get up to speed."
He has played to date 134 matches in all competitions under Pep Guardiola, scoring 39 goals.
City, however, must wait to find out for how long they can retain the young winger, with Bayern showing strong interest prior to his injury and City reportedly turning down a lucrative bid last summer for his services.